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Decatur family on quest to run race in every county in Georgia. All 159 of them

The Colemans recently reached their 101st county with Walton County’s “Good Hope Coffee Run”

POLITICALLY GEORGIA

Atlanta’s Chase Oliver wins Libertarian nomination for president

Speculated as 2024 contenders, Gov. Brian Kemp and ex-Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan won't be on the ballot; instead, Atlanta's Chase Oliver will represent Georgia

Another sprawling data center campus is proposed south of Atlanta

The Fairburn Technology Center would add nearly 1.2 million square feet of data center space to Atlanta’s fast-growing server storage market

Southern states could take hit if enhanced ACA subsidies aren’t renewed

Memorial Day

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BREAKING

Fewer fatal wrecks over Memorial Day weekend this year

State officials report 13 fatalities on Georgia roads and waterways, marking a decrease in traffic deaths compared to recent years

HAPPENING NOW

Travelers returning from Memorial Day trips fill Hartsfield-Jackson

Security checkpoint wait times at the Atlanta airport reached as long as 40 minutes at one point Tuesday morning

For Georgia family, surprise discovery makes ‘Memorial Day much more significant for us’

Pfc. Fred Plumlee, of Columbus, was one of thousands of servicemen who died on D-Day.

Wife of Georgia Army reservist killed in Jordan: ‘I feel proud’

On Jan. 28, Sgt. Rivers, 46, was one of three Army Reservists killed in a drone attack in Jordan.

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Andre 3000 plays Atlanta Jazz Festival on his 49th birthday

The anticipation to see the OutKast member perform at the festival was high all Memorial Day Weekend at Piedmont Park

Chuck Leavell leaves his South Georgia farm to tour with the Stones

Chuck Leavell loves music and trees equally, but right now the Georgia Man is focused on playing with his “British brethren” the Rolling Stones, touring in support of their re

Georgia native Victoria Groce on how she won 2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Masters

Georgia native and UGA grad Victoria Groce, who spent her formative years in Cobb County, took home the $500,000 top prize in the 2024 "Jeopardy" Masters Championship tourname...

Hip-hop legend Cey Adams has different designs on his future

Legendary graffiti artist and founding creative director of Def Jam records talks music, sneakers and Atlanta's influence.

Crime and Public Safety

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Photographer finds human skull near train tracks in NW Atlanta

A human skull was found near some train tracks in northwest Atlanta shortly after midnight Tuesday, according to officials.

Man, woman shot to death at DeKalb motel

Neither of the victims were publicly identified

Man fatally stabbed outside Buckhead apartment complex

Rome man charged with murder after stepmother dies in house fire

Rome police were called to a house fire on Saturday night where they found a woman trapped inside with flames coming out the roof and around the front door.

An Education Anniversary

70TH ANNIVERSARY

70 years after Brown v Board, Georgia’s promise of integration still elusive

The Georgians who desegregated or integrated schools see measured progress in achieving educational equality after the 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling.

After Brown ruling, these students and teachers changed Georgia’s schools

In their own words, former students and teachers who integrated Georgia schools after the Brown v. Board of Education decision describe the first years of desegregation.

How the 1954 Brown decision was covered in Atlanta

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public schools were unequal, and therefore unconstitutional.

OPINION

Student voices: 70 years after Brown, Georgia is moving in the wrong direction

Full funding improves neighborhood schools, giving all children the chance to learn and thrive.

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Travelers returning from Memorial Day trips fill Hartsfield-Jackson

Hartsfield-Jackson is busy with travelers returning from Memorial Day trips.

In DeKalb, one-on-one mentoring showing early success for at-risk students

The FACE advocates help the district's most dysregulated students get what they need to navigate school.

New ‘Let Them Cook’ camp for kids debuts this summer

New summer camp coming to Fulton County teaches basic cooking to kids.

Georgia

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Another sprawling data center campus is proposed south of Atlanta

Atlanta’s Southside could soon house another large data center campus as the region’s status as a hub for computer and server storage continues to rise.

Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

Opinion

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OPINION

The Beltline Streetcar is not the right answer now

We all want more and better public transportation to allay Atlanta’s notorious traffic gridlock.

Readers write

OPINION

Intentionality is key to creating equitable opportunity in development

Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and one of the fastest-growing markets for diverse entrepreneurs.

Politically Georgia

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How cartoonist Mike Luckovich went from selling insurance to winning Pulitzers

Veteran editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich talks about his long career.

Haley backs Trump. Will her Georgia supporters follow?

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley joined the long line of Donald Trump foes planning to vote for him despite a deep, fraught personal history.

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From groceries to housing: How inflation is actually impacting you

An in-depth look at where Georgia's economy stands and how Georgians are dealing with inflation.

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Georgia

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Capitol Recap: Georgia port officials say they won’t fund new river crossing

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

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State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks about her upset loss in Democratic primary

State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks losing her seat.

Columnists

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PATRICIA MURPHY

A socialist campaign and sexist mailer defeat Teri Anulewicz in Cobb County

It’s an old-fashioned — and misguided — notion that a woman should be judged by her husband’s occupation, or that her husband’s job must influence a female elected official.

Opinion: Donald Trump suddenly puts birth control in play

OPINION: For Joe Biden, the Nov. 5 election is about Jan. 6

Trump in Court

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Trump Georgia defendants push 2020 fraud claims as another election looms

Three defendants in the Georgia election interference case are trying to use unproven claims of fraud to escape criminal charges and disbarment.

Ex-staffer details alleged retaliation by Fulton DA’s office

A former employee of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office detailed to Georgia senators on Thursday how she was demoted and eventually fired after alleging her bosses w...

Fulton DA’s office files its own appeal in Trump Georgia election case

The office of District Attorney Fani Willis said it is appealing a judge’s order that dismissed six counts from the Georgia election interference indictment against former Pre...

Food & Dining

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The ultimate guide to dining in Savannah

Savannah’s food scene long reflected how the city was perceived: quintessentially Southern, drizzled with antebellum charm and plenty of butter, shrimp and grits.

Take a look at the Macon distillery that’s winning ‘prestigious’ worldwide awards

Longleaf Distilling Co. recently won two Double Gold Medal awards at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Seek out these dishes for a true taste of Savannah

This coastal Georgia city's cuisine includes more than Southern comfort dishes. Here are some singular bites to seek out on your next visit to Savannah.

Savannah’s top drinking spots

These are the best bars in Savannah, and all are within walking distance of other featured bars and restaurants.

Things to Do

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Splish-splash, it’s time to get soaked!

Appalachian teens navigate identity and addiction in ‘Shae’

Two Appalachian teens navigate identity and addiction in Mesha Maren's novel 'Shae.'

Chuck Leavell leaves his South Georgia farm to tour with the Stones

Chuck Leavell loves music and trees equally, but right now the Georgia Man is focused on playing with his “British brethren” the Rolling Stones, touring in support of their re

Lifestyle

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Andre 3000 plays Atlanta Jazz Festival on his 49th birthday

On May 27, his 49th birthday, the enigmatic rapper/actor Andre 3000 performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, gifting the audience a vibed-out show of ambient sounds similar to ...

Deja News: Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Raft Race was a victim of its own popularity

A set piece in Atlanta lore, the Chattahoochee Raft Race, also known as the Ramblin Raft Race, began in 1969 as a summer celebration, or some a party with a race thrown in, on

Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Arts & Culture

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons.

Bookshelf: WWII bomber jacket book a photographer’s passion project

Local photographer's passion project turns into a coffee table book of WWII bomber jackets.

Art, text and artifacts tell unflinching stories about slavery at Montgomery park

New Freedom Monument Sculpture Park in Montgomery, Alabama, reclaims the narrative of Black history in the United States.

Entertainment

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Georgia native Victoria Groce on how she won 2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Masters

Georgia native and UGA grad Victoria Groce, who spent her formative years in Cobb County, took home the $500,000 top prize in the 2024 "Jeopardy" Masters Championship tourname...

Judge rejects Zac Brown’s restraining order against estranged wife Kelly Yadzi

A Fulton County superior judge on Friday rejected Atlanta country star Zac Brown’s restraining order against his estranged wife in which he said her social media posts violate...

Ms. Pat on her Emmy-nominated ‘The Ms. Pat Show,’ working with Marla Gibbs

Travel

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

5 stunning ‘Bridgerton’-inspired Airbnbs

These five properties are among the best in the world for those looking to experience the opulence and grandeur the Bridgerton family would surely approve of

3 beautiful places in Georgia you might not know about

These three locales are close enough to Atlanta that you visit during a weekend getaway

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Take a look at the Macon distillery that’s winning ‘prestigious’ worldwide awards

Longleaf Distilling Co. recently won two Double Gold Medal awards at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Chatham grand jury indicts two former Savannah police detectives for perjury

Two fired Savannah Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of lying under oath.

Fashion, family, and faith on display at the King Family Hat Exhibit

The women in the King family have long held a tradition of wearing hats every Sunday, some of which symbolize historic moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Investigations

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Atlanta-based Kabbage to pay up to $120 million to settle PPP fraud allegations

The bankrupt Atlanta financial technology firm Kabbage will pay the federal government as much as $120 million to settle allegations that the lender enabled fraudsters preying...

Georgia officials won’t release information on how prisoners are dying

As homicides soar at Georgia state prisons, the Department of Corrections blocks access to information about prisoner deaths.

Atlanta tenants expose Millennia Housing’s dangerous trend of negligence

Without a real plan from the city outlining its redevelopment plans, Atlanta’s low-income tenants are worried they will be stuck living in poor conditions for the foreseeable ...

Video

Warm but comfortable with lower humidity

Warm but comfortable with lower humidity

Roswell fire sparked by lightning destroys home

Roswell fire sparked by lightning destroys home

Chuck Leavell on the Monica Pearson Show

Musician Chuck Leavell has played alongside some of the most famous bands in rock and roll. Hear him share stories with Monica from his decades on the road.

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PHOTOS: DeKalb police investigate fatal shooting at motel

DeKalb police investigate a deadly shooting at an extended stay motel along Flat Shoals Road early Tuesday.

Photos: Braves lose to the Nationals

Photos from the Braves vs. Nationals game on May 27, 2024. Washington won 8-4.

Photos: Basketball legend Bill Walton dies

Photos of basketball legend Bill Walton, who has died of cancer at age 71.

Podcasts

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How cartoonist Mike Luckovich went from selling insurance to winning Pulitzers

Veteran editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich talks about his long career.

BRAVES PODCAST

Listen: What the season-ending injury to Ronald Acuña Jr. means for Braves

LISTEN

Senior Biden campaign official says he wants to ‘keep Georgia blue’

Senior Biden campaign official Quentin Fulks provides insight into Georgia.